7 days
Duration
Bhutan
Destination
5
Min. Groupsize
Adventure Retreat
Tour Type

Meditation, Yoga & Hiking retreat

LAFL runs life-changing hiking retreat in some of the most iconic and transformational destinations on earth. If you are looking to rekindle you inner fire, reconnect with your passions, and retake control of your life through challenging physical adventures, immersive cultural experiences, and powerful conversations with like-minded travelers — all within a supportive environment created and facilitated by your LAFL team — then our Adventures are for you!

Hiking retreat in Bhutan

This Meditation , Yoga & Hiking  program is a  powerful 7 day retreat in Bhutan, that gives you a chance to dive deeply into a guided journey of personal exploration and discovery.  This is the perfect place to begin your journey to wellness and enlightenment.Restore your body, mind and soul with yoga, healing foods and holistic therapies, and explore the beauty of this tranquil nation.

It includes exciting and challenging physical adventures, opportunities for cultural immersion, facilitated group discussions and personal reflection activities, meditation sessions , morning & evening  yoga sessions conducted by our experts.

The retreat is open to all levels of yoga practitioners including beginners.

About Bhutan

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.

Bhutan is an ancient land in the eastern Himalayas, with unique customs and deeply held beliefs.

Located high in the Himalayan mountains between India and Tibet, Bhutan is the only country in the world that measures it’s progress by Gross National Happiness!

The land consists mostly of steep and high mountains crisscrossed by a network of swift rivers, which form deep valleys before draining into the Indian plains. Elevation rises from 200 m (660 ft) in the southern foothills to more than 7,000 m (23,000 ft). This great geographical diversity combined with equally diverse climate conditions contributes to Bhutan’s outstanding range of biodiversity and ecosystems.

Highlights :

  • Inspirational group discussions.
  • Yoga & Meditation on the mountains.
  • Visit to specialised Yoga & Meditation centres.
  • Guided Hiking adventures to various monasteries.
  • Time to disconnect from the stresses and busyness of life.
  • Local cuisine (Veg, Non Veg, Vegan options).
  • 3 star hotel accommodation with all meals.
  • Flight tickets from Bagdogra to Paro and back in Economy class.
  • Yoga & Meditation instructors.
  • English speaking guide for the whole tour.
  • Permits & Visa handling done by us.
  • Hotels in peaceful locations.
  • Airport transfers.

Note : the cost mentioned is for Indian nationals only. All other nationals please contact our admin for revised costs : contact@lifeawayfromlife.com

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Day 1-Arrive in Bhutan

Arrive in Bhutan by air at Paro International Airport. Our escort will get your permit formalities done at the airport and transfer you to hotel in Thimphu. Thimphu, capital of Bhutan, is a beautiful city located at a height of 7,333 feet above sea level.
Soak the mountain air and get used to it.

In the evening we visit the Buddha point to see the statue of a sitting Buddha overlooking Thimphu valley.

Overnight: Hotel in Thimphu
(Lunch/Dinner included)

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Day 2 -Thimphu sightseeing

The day would start with an introduction session of Yoga by our expert. You would be explained the Yoga & Meditation sessions of the entire trip.

Today would be light day seeing the enchanting city of Thimphu. We would try to cover the following places:

  • National Folk Heritage Museum
  • Jungshi National Paper Factory
  • National Textile Museum
  • Motithang Takin Preserve- a small zoo.
  • Simtokha Dzong

The day will end with a Yoga session.

Overnight: Hotel in Thimphu

(Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner included)

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Day 3 -Meditation & Yoga session- Thimphu

The day would start with a refreshing session of Yoga and followed by a healthy breakfast.

After a healthy breakfast, you would be driven to the Cheri Meditation Retreat Centre, which is about 45 minutes north of Thimphu valley. After short hike of one hour to the Cheri monastery, we would commence our meditation session.

In the evening we will visit the Nehru Wangchuk Yoga Centre for a special Yoga session.

Overnight: Hotel in Thimphu

(Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner included)

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Day 4 - Punakha visit

We will have an early morning Yoga session and breakfast and begin our drive to Punakha. On the way, the drive takes us all the way up to Dochu La (3050m) where we can witness the magnificent view of the eastern Himalayan range.

On reaching Punakha we visit the Punakha Dzong, which sits on two rivers and is the best example of Bhutanese architecture.

After that we will have an hour-long hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which is a splendid four-story temple.

Today we will have a light session of Yoga in the evening to relax after a strenuous day.

Overnight: Hotel in Punakha

(Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner included)

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Day 5 - Punakha to Paro

After a morning Yoga session and breakfast we would leave for Paro.

On the way back to Paro take a short hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, who as a favorite saint of the Bhutanese people is known affectionately as “the Divine Madman”. The temple is on a hillside in the middle of rice fields and has become a pilgrimage site for childless couples. Enjoy some tea and snacks at the end of hike while overlooking the fields.

Visit to the temple of Kyichu in Paro

End the day with an evening Yoga session at the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

(Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner included)

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Day 6 -Hike & Meditation to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Today we will have a light Yoga session in the morning .

After breakfast we drive to Paro all the way to the northern end of the valley to hike to the Taktshang monastery. This is place where Guru Padmasambhava meditated in the eighth century.

The hike, which is all the way uphill, takes about 2 hours through pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 900 meters above the valley floor. It is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their lifetime.

This is the best place where you can take an opportunity mediate in the temple for a couple of hours.

We will end the day with a relaxing Yoga session

Overnight: Hotel in Paro

(Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner included)

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Day 7 -Departure Paro

After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport in time to catch your onward flight.

25th Nov 2017

1st & 23rd Dec 2017

6th & 20th Jan 2018

10th  & 25th Feb 2018

24th March 2018

Included  3 star  Hotel accommodation  Rooms on twin sharing basis
 All meals Packed lunch while trekking.
 Guide/Coordinator- English speaking  Transportation in ac SUV for the whole trip
 Sightseeing as per itinerary  Guided trekking tour
Yoga & meditation with an expert  Bagdogra – Paro – Bagdogra flight
Airport transfers All Permits and entrance fees to monuments
 Not Included Airfare to & fro Bagdogra Anything outside the itinerary.
 All alcoholic beverages Insurance of any kind
 All not mentioned in the ‘Included’ section Govt GST 18%

Please note that cancellation charges are calculated of the total amount payable and not of advance amount. If 100% of the amount is not paid while registering, the cancellation policy stands void.

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